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Born in Bungaree, Ballarat, Victoria and a Police Constable by occupation, William Thomas Brough was 37 years and married when enlisted on the 10th of January 1916 in the 39th Battalion, Headquarters, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class I), Number 273. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on the 27th of May 1916. On the 2nd of May 1917 Embarked England on H.S. St. Andrew ex Boulogne GSW shoulder and on the 3rd of May 1917 admitted to the 2nd General Hospital, Manchester, England suffering from gunshot wound left shoulder, severe. On the 27th of August 1916 admitted to Mil Hospital Fargo AYNOVITIS; on the 19th of January 1917 marched in to 10th Training Battalion Durrington from Perham Downs; on the 7th of February 1917 re-joined Battalion from England ex 3rd Australian Division Base Depot Etaples. On the 10th of January 1917 marched into Infantry Depot Perham Downs from Weymouth; on the 18th of January 1917 marched out to Barkhill from Infantry Draft Depot No 4 Camp Perham Downs. On the 4th of February 1917 proceeded overseas to France ex Infantry Draft Depot per Invicta from Folkestone; on the 3rd of May 1917 admitted to 2nd General Hospital shot wound left shoulder; on the 10th of July discharged from the 2nd west General to furlo and recuperation, Murdoott shot wound left shoulder. On the 3rd of May 1917 admitted to 2nd West General Hospital Sharpanel wound left shoulder. On the 30th of December 1918 embarked for England ex AIBD 39th Battalion and was listed as returned to Australia on the 23rd of March 1919 per 'Dongola' on the 16th of May 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District Military Unit on the 30th of June 1919. Tree No.2684